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iPad successor reportedly in productionBy Hanleigh Daniels 9 February 2011 | Categories: news
The tech rumour mill has been quite busy churning out unconfirmed specs and sightings on the successor of Apple’s fast selling iPad tablet. During the launch event for the first edition of News Corporation’s iPad-only newspaper, The Daily, for instance, a journalist from Reuters reported about an apparent iPad 2 sighting complete with “front-facing camera at the top edge of the glass screen”.
According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the next generation of Apple’s iPad has gone into production, citing “people familiar with the matter.”
The paper stated that besides being slimmer as well as lighter than the current model, Cupertino’s forthcoming tablet will also boast a more powerful graphics processor, more memory as well as a built-in camera for video-conferencing and presumably FaceTime.
In stark contrast to various rumours that have been circulating on the net over the last few months, the WSJ reports that the forthcoming iPad’s display will sport the same resolution (1024 x 768) as the current model. Apple is apparently having trouble improving on the current display’s resolution, in part due to the fact that the iPad screen’s is much larger that the iPhone 4’s (3.5").
The report stated that although the exact details of the next generation iPad's release date wasn't available, "Apple watchers [expected the new iPad] to debut in the next couple of months at a similar price range as the current iPad".
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